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University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection

The University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection consists of postcards depicting various aspects of life on the Canadian Prairies from the late 19th through the mid 20th centuries. 



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University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Atkinson Bros.: Publisher
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Sightseeing tour. There is a sign in the bus reads Observation Automobile "The Only Way".
Topics: Viewbooks, Cityscapes, Automobiles, Transportation
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Photogelatine Engravings Co.Lake of the Woods Milling Company: Publisher
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Trains stopped at mills outside town. Buildings included are "Five Roses Harvest Queen Flour" and "Lake of the Woods Milling Co."
Topics: Flour & meal industry, Mills, Railroads
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Banff National Park (Alta.)Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Chateau Lake Louise (Alta.)Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Banff National Park (Alta.)Rocky Mountains (Alta.)Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Lake Louise (Alta.)Victoria Glacier (Alta.)Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Lake Louise (Alta.)Mount Lefroy (Alta.)Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Moraine Lake (Alta.)Banff National Park (Alta.)Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Banff National Park (Alta.)Lake Louise (Alta.): Publisher
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The back flap of this postcard packet that folds out into six panels. Five panels are scenes from the Lake Louise area of Banff National Park while the sixth is designated space for written correspondence.
Topics: Viewbooks, Landscape photographs, Hotels, Resorts, Viewbooks, Waterfalls, National parks &...
On the back of this souvenir booklet of fold-out postcards is a view of Castle Mountain which was once re-named Mount Eisenhower. The mountain is located half-way between Banff and Lake Louise.
Topics: Viewbooks, Greeting cards, National parks & reserves, Mountains, Resorts, Hotels, Rivers, Lakes...
A bird's eye view of the town of Minnedosa.
Topics: Viewbooks, Cityscapes, Government facilities, Commercial streets, City & town life, Cities...
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Gano, J. H.: Publisher
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Cattalo (i.e. the offspring of buffaloes bred with cattle) in Wainwright National Park, Alberta. A cowboy on horseback is in the distance.
Topics: Buffaloes, Cattle, Cowboys
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Chapman, J. Howard A.Banff National Park (Alta.)Chapman, J. Howard A.Bow River Valley (Alta.)Banff National Park (Alta.)Banff Springs Hotel (Alta.)Chapman, J. Howard A. ChapmanBanff Sanitarium (Alta.)Banff National Park (Alta.)Chapman, J. Howard A.Bow Falls (Alta.)Bow River (Alta.)Banff National ParkChapman, J. Howard A.Cascade Mountain (Alta.)Banff National Park (Alta.)Chapman, J. Howard A.Bow Falls (Alta.)Bow River (Alta.)Banff National Park (Alta.)Chapman, J. Howard A.Cave and Basin National...
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The cover of this booklet containing 12 postcards of photographs from Banff National Park.
Topics: Viewbooks, Greeting cards, Souvenirs, Landscape photographs, National parks & reserves,...
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Canadian Rockies (B.C. and Alta.)Banff National Park (Alta.)Harmon, ByronBow Lake (Alta.), Banff National Park (Alta.)Harmon, ByronYoho National Park (B.C.), Kicking Horse River (B.C.), Mt. Field (B.C.)Harmon, ByronBanff National Park (Alta.), Bow River (Alta.), Banff Springs Hotel (Alta.)Harmon, ByronBanff Springs Hotel (Alta.), Banff National Park (Alta.)Harmon, ByronCascade Mountain (Alta.), Banff National Park (Alta.)Harmon, ByronBanff National Park (Alta.), Mt. Rundle (Alta.)Harmon,...
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The cover of this postcard booklet showing a train travelling through the mountains in Banff National Park.
Topics: Viewbooks, Souvenirs, Landscape photographs, National parks & reserves, Lakes & ponds,...
The Fourth Avenue Bridge, also known as the Thunderbird Viaduct, opened in December 1929.
Topics: Viewbooks, Greeting cards, Souvenirs, Cities & towns, Viewbooks, Teachers colleges,...
View of Hotel and part of adjacent buildings.
Topic: Hotels
Entrance to Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
Topics: Viewbooks, Souvenirs, Landscape photographs, National parks & reserves, Lakes & ponds,...
A booklet of 12 hand-tinted postcards, produced on heavy card stock, of various mountain scenes from Alberta and British Columbia
Topics: Viewbooks, Souvenirs, Landscape photographs, Mountains, Viewbooks, Mountains, Glaciers, Railroads,...
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by .... & Co. Ltd.: Toronto
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Exterior view of Winkler Bible School in Winkler, Manitoba.
Topic: Church schools
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by McDougall United Church (Edmonton, Alta.)The H. Enida Olive Co'y LtdMay, ByronThe H. Enida Olive Co'y LtdThe H. Enida Olive Co'y LtdLeMarchand Mansion (Edmonton, Alta.)The H. Enida Olive Co'y LtdMay, ByronHigh Level Bridge (Edmonton, Alta.)North Saskatchewan River (Edmonton, Alta.)Alberta Legislature Building (Edmonton, Alberta)The H. Enida Olive Co'y LtdHotel Macdonald (Edmonton, Alta.)The H. Enida Olive Co'y LtdMcDougall United Church (Edmonton, Alta.)The H. Enida Olive Co'y LtdThe H. Enida...
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The decorative front cover from a booklet of 8 postcards. Each card is of a different Edmonton landmark, and although the cards have been torn from their perforated binding, each card is separated from the next with a sheet of tissue paper.
Topics: Viewbooks, Hotels, Hospitals, Railroad stations, Schools, Bridges, Methodist churches, Post...
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Harmon, Byron: Photographer
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A souvenir card folder including twenty images with the following captions: The Three Sisters. Nr Banff; Banff Village, Goat Mt.; [The Great Divide]; Mt Rundle, Banff; Mt Stephen Field; Castle Mtn.; Bow Valley; Banff village Cascade Mtn.; Albert Canyon, B.C.; Imperial Limited, in Fraser Canyon; Stone Creek Bridge; Kicking Horse Canyon; Connaught Tunnell; Lower Spiral Tunnel Field; Cathedral Peak; Government Bath, Banff; Banff Springs Hotel; Lake Minnewanka Banff; Twin Pool Falls Johnson Canyon,...
Topics: Viewbooks, Souvenirs
Topic: [Card PC026513]
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Slark, F.H.: Photographer
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A souvenir card folder including ten images with the following captions: Mt. Edith Cavell; Maligne Canyon; Athabasca Falls; Lac Beauvert and Pyramid Mountain; Maligne Lake; Jasper Raven Totem Pole; Mt. Kerkeslin and Athabasca River; Mt. Esplanade; Pocahontas Drive; The Ramparts and Amethyst Lake; the Athabasca River.
Topics: Viewbooks, Souvenirs, National parks & reserves, Landscape photographs
An advertisement for the recreational and fishing opportunities available at McMurray Beach, located on Lake George, in Pointe du Bois, Manitoba.
Topics: Lakes & ponds, Fish, Lake George (Man.), Canada--Manitoba--Pointe du Bois
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Canadian Promotion Co.:Publisher
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Small booklet depicting a woman standing over a busy trainyard
Topics: Homesteading, Land development, Real estate business, Land settlement--Canada
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by The Valentine & Sons United Publishing Co., Ltd.City Hall (Calgary, Alta.)The Valentine & Sons United Publishing Co., Ltd.The Valentine & Sons United Publishing Co., Ltd.Bow River (Calgary, Alta.)St. George's Park (Calgary, Alta.)The Valentine & Sons United Publishing Co., Ltd.The Valentine & Sons United Publishing Co., Ltd.The Valentine & Sons United Publishing Co., Ltd.The Valentine & Sons United Publishing Co., Ltd.The Valentine & Sons United Publishing Co.,...
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The front of this postcard bears a stylized version of the shield from the Alberta Coat of Arms. Printed on a flap, the shield opens up to reveal an accordion style fold-out of 12 miniature photos of various Calgary landmarks.
Topics: City & town halls, Commercial streets, Railroad stations, Public libraries, Department stores,...
Topic: [Card PC017054]
A large brick church with on tower with a red roof, a path between two stands of trees, and 17 priests/clergymen
Topics: Catholic churches, Priests, Clergy
Topic: [Card PC028231]
Outdoor picture of Monli[s]ie St. School. A tree is infront of the school.
Topic: Medicine Hat, School, Tree
B&w photograph appearing to depict a building-sized chicken standing next to the Arlington apartments in Edmonton
Topics: Collages, Chickens, Livestock
Topic: [Card PC019358]
Topic: [Card PC024744]
Topic: [Card PC031982]
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Bow River (Alta.): Publisher
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Panoramic view of Calgary taken from the north side of the river with the Bow River and trees in the foreground.
Topics: Cityscapes, Rivers, Cities & towns, Business districts
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by The Coast Publishing Co.[Publisher]
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A view of the Banff Springs Hotel, located in the Bow Valley of Alberta.
Topics: Hotels, Mountains, Valleys, Canada--Alberta--Banff
Topic: [Card PC026682]
Topic: [Card PC028219]
View of Souris River with heavy forest on both sides.
Topics: Rivers, Trees
Image of two men standing beside three cows.
Topics: Men, Cows
Topic: [Card PC016710]
Tom Threepersons in cowboy outfit shaking hands with little girl
Topics: Indigenous Peoples, Cowboy Hats, Chaps, Girls, Horses, Threepersons, Tom, 1888-1949
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Novelty Mfg. & Art Co., Ltd.Novelty Mfg & Art Co., Ltd.Edmonton Public Library (Edmonton, Alta.)Novelty Mfg. & Art Co., LtdCanadian Railways Station (Edmonton, Alta.)Novelty Mfg. & Art Co., Ltd.High Level Bridge (Edmonton, Alta.)Novelty Mfg. & Art Co., Ltd.Legislative Building (Edmonton, Alta.)Novelty Mfg & Art Co., Ltd.Hotel MacDonald (Edmonton, Alta.)Novelty Mfg & Art Co., Ltd.Hotel MacDonald (Edmonton, Alta.)Novelty Mfg & Art Co., Ltd.St. Joseph's College...
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The cover of a booklet of fold-out postcards showing various Edmonton landmarks.
Topics: Cityscapes, Railroad stations, Bridges, Capitols, Hotels, Universities & colleges, Hospitals,...
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Harmon, Byron: Photographer
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View of Banff Springs Hotel and the Bow River valley, Banff, Alberta.
Topics: Hotels, Mountains, Rivers, Valleys, National parks & reserves
Topic: [Card PC019355]
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Canadian Department of Immigation:Issuer
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Coloured aerial photograph of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
Topics: Farming, Land development, Emigration & immigration, Agriculture, Land settlement--Canada
Image of five antelope standing against a fence at the Fleming's Zoo, Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Topics: Antelopes, Mountains, Bodies of water, Fences
A view of a Presbyterian church in Swift Current.
Topics: Viewbooks, Frontier & pioneer life, Viewbooks, Frontier & pioneer life, Ranches, Viewbooks,...
Topic: [Card PC026695]
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Home CrawfordSommerville's Drug Store: Photographer
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Exterior view of Drumheller Municipal Hospital.
Topic: Hospitals
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Rumsey & Co.: Publisher
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Bird's eye view of Craik, Saskatchewan.
Topics: Cities & towns, Cityscapes, Dwellings
Interior of a room with 2 Snooker tables in tandem. Table in the forefront has 2 billard balls on the table. Lights are hanging above the billard tables. There are windows and billard ques along the walls.
Topics: Billiard parlors, Billiard rooms, Recreation, Indoors, Pool, Snooker, Billiards
Topic: [Card PC021870]
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Novelty Mfg & Art Ptg Co., MontrealNovelty Manufacturing & Art Printing Co.Novelty Manufacturing & Art Printing Co.Novelty Manufacturing & Art Printing Co.Novelty Manufacturing & Art Printing Co.Novelty Manufacturing & Art Printing Co.: Publisher
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Teachers and students (who appear to be mostly boys) pose for a photograph in front of their school. Note what appear to be horse-drawn "schoolbuses".
Topics: Cities & towns, Viewbooks, Cities & towns, Viewbooks, Presbyterian churches, Automobiles,...
Topic: [Card PC023321]
Night view of building burning.
Topic: Fires
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Glacier National Park (Mont.)Waterton Lakes National Park (Alta.)Chief Mountain (Mont.): Publisher
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The American side of Chief Mountain in Glacier National Park.
Topics: Mountains, Mountain roads, Automobiles
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910.
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A procession in Edmonton (possibly along Jasper Avenue) to commemorate King Edward VII who died on May 6, 1910.
Topics: Parades & processions, Spectators, Flags, Visits of state
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by Regina General Hospital
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Regina General Hospital . 14 th Avenue between Ottawa and St. John streets.
Topic: Hospitals
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Pacific Novelty Co.: Publisher
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Oval landscape view of Royal Avenue and houses with the following printed above in red "A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year".
Topics: Residential streets, Dwellings
A commercial district in Brandon filled with the activity of pedestrians, shoppers, newspaper boys, horse-drawn vehicles, and one automobile.
Topics: City & town life, Buildings, Streets, Presbyterian churches, Baptist churches, Methodist...
The front cover of this souvenir booklet of fold-out postcards shows the British North American flag above an aboriginal chief in full dress. A maple leaf motif with a small beaver in the lower right corner is also visible on the cover.
Topics: Viewbooks, Souvenirs, Capitols, Government facilities, Legislative bodies, Croplands, Prairies,...
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Rumsey & Co.: Publisher
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Hand tinted postcard view the fountain in riverside Park in Medicine Hat, Alberta. People unidentified.
Topics: Parks, Fountains, Children, Women
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Young Men's Christian Association (Regina, Sask.)
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Damage inflicted on the Young men's Christian Association by the 1912 cyclone.
Topics: Cyclones, Disasters, Young Men's Christian associations, Organizations' facilities
Topic: [Card PC019479]
View of hotel and boathouses from across a lake. Mountains are visible in the background.
Topic: Hotels
Front view of the entire roller coaster. The roller coaster does not appear to be operating at the time of the photo. Trees in the background and a building to the side.
Topic: Roller Coasters, trees, Winnipeg Beach
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Canadian Bank of Commerce (Ponoka, Alta.)
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Exterior view of Canadian Bank of Commerce, Ponoka, Alberta.
Topics: Banks, Horses
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Banff Springs HotelBow River Valley (Alta.)Banff National Park (Alta.)Bow River (Alta.)
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View of Banff Springs Hotel and the Bow River Valley, Banff, Alberta.
Topics: Hotels, Mountains, Valleys, Paintings, Rivers
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Jasper National Park (Alta.)Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Mount Fitzwilliam (B.C.)Yellowhead Lake (B.C.)Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Circus Valley (Alta.)Jasper National Park (Alta.)Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Mount Erebus (Alta.)Jasper National Park (Alta.)Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Can. Nat'l Rys.Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Mount Edith Cavell (Alta.)Jasper National Park (Alta.)Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.Eremite Glacier (Alta.)Eremite Mountain...
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The cover of this booklet of small, glossy photographs of Jasper National Park has an oval hole cut out in its centre through which the first photograph in the booklet shows through.
Topics: Viewbooks, Souvenirs, National parks & reserves, Landscape photographs, Cities & towns,...
Topic: [Card PC024803]
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.: Publisher
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Photo of a lake or river full of people in boats.
Topics: Parks, Lakes & ponds, Boats
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Jasper National Park (Alta.)Ramparts Mountain (B.C.), Amethyst Lakes (Alta.), Tonquin Valley (Alta.), Jasper National Park (Alta.)Tonquin Valley (Alta.), Jasper National Park (Alta.), Amethyst Lakes (Alta.), Mt. Geikie (B.C.)Maligne Lake (Alta.), Spirit Island (Alta.), Jasper National Park (Alta.)Edith Cavell, Mount (Alta.), Angel Glacier (Alta.), Jasper National Park (Alta.)Jasper National Park (Alta.)Jasper Park Lodge (Alta.), Jasper National Park (Alta.)Beauvert Lake (Alta.), Edith Cavell,...
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The cover of this souvenir booklet of fold-out postcards is a panoramic view of Mount Edith Cavell and Beauvert Lake from Jasper Park Lodge.
Topics: Viewbooks, Greeting cards, Chalets, Mountains, Glaciers, Automobiles, Mounted police, Horseback...
Topic: [Card PC026471]
Topic: [Card PC026640]
Topic: [Card PC031029]
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by A.P.K.:Publisher
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Family of Native peoples in front of tipis
Topics: Indigenous Peoples, Tipis, Rodeos, Families